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Tubby Girl Remembers the Glory Days of YORE

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Tubby Girl Remembers the Glory Days of YORE

I used to sashay into a room
And see all the guys just stare
Now when I waddle in a room
I get cuddled like a bear

I reveled in the very fact 
That I was just sizzling hot
Now I feel rather lukewarm
Marilyn Monroe I am NOT!

I used to have a tiny waist
That accentuated my breast
Now there are lots of tiny rolls
That go right up to my chest

People like to touch my arms
They remind them of a pillow
And when I walk, do watch out!
My bum does jiggle like jello

Although now I am not streamlined
Unlike Angelina Jolie
I’m still happy with who I am
Cause there’s beauty inside of me

I don’t think that a woman’s meant
To be merely some skin and bones
But rather curvaciously soft
Or her pokiness will bring groans

And yet I confess to moments
When I wish I could turn back time
I want to be drop dead gorgeous
Not skinny… but full and sublime

Well, this lament is getting lame
So I'll start the exercise craze
I still want to make men go weak
So they’ll stare at me in a daze!

But Belly Dancing won’t be fun
There just won’t be enough to shake
So maybe I’ll just stay this way
And be good...for heaven’s sake!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 3/4/2015 8:32:00 AM need for magazines ...not sure i can manage much more x

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/4/2015 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry are a tease, Ian. Just reading through this one again, I see how I could have written the meter and rhyme better. I've matured since this write, but content wise....oh dear. I'm afraid that's all the same. Thanks for reading up on me. :)
  1. Date: 5/25/2014 7:51:00 AM
    The last stanza for me is the best, to embrace the beauty that is. Beauty is as beauty does, sexy and sassy.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/25/2014 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are so kind and dear. ... I'm choked up. Thanks
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 5:39:00 PM
    I think as long as we feel healthy and our bodies allow us to fully enjoy our world we have it made. For me a woman's confidence and the way she carries herself has the biggest impact on how alluring she is. Not everyone has to look like the people in the magazines. In fact they don't even look like that. I am not a fan of this type of humor, you deserve better treatment from you. Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/11/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, this is a very sweet post. Thank you. I do believe that being skinny is over-rated! I like woman who look like woman...full and does take doing to stay in shape, and I'm going to try to recapture who I was. I've often hear people say that I'm beautiful just the way I am, but......Thanks for the support, anyway!
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 1:54:00 PM
    i love the way you've described yourself in this poem. i think we all have parts of our looks we wish we could return to, but at least we have the memories and pictures to prove that we were once that way!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/9/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, my dear...however, once I get over this flu..I'm going to get back to my morning exercise routine! It's do it or die! Got a big family reunion coming up, and I want to look FINE! Pray for me! Hugs!
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 12:21:00 PM
    Hey, you have no right to be writing about me, Eileen. Loved it from start to finish as you described me to a T. Good, funny writing, my friend. :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/9/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my dear! ;) Good to know others are taking a stroll down memory lane. I remember playing a game of truth and dare once when my hubby asked someone, "Who did you consider HOT while growing up?" He answered...sheepishly..."Well, all us young guys had the hots for...your WIFE!? At least I can live on the memories! ;)